NEC Notes
September 2017
to the September 2017 edition of
The New England Council's E-Newsletter.

Upcoming Events
Special Event:
Opportunities with Federal Trade Agencies
Thursday, September 7, 2017
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
The Hampshire House - Boston, MA
Click Here to Register
Congressional Roundtable with
Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
The Hampshire House - Boston, MA
Click Here to Register
Congressional Roundtable with Rep. John Larson (D-CT)
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
The Hartford Club
Hartford, CT
Congressional Roundtable with Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE)
Friday, Sept. 22, 2017
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Bank of America
Congressional Roundtable with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Monday, Sept. 25, 2017
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Providence Biltmore Hotel
Providence, RI
Recent Events
Congressional Roundtable with
Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer
On August 17, 2017, Rep. Blaine Luetkeymeyer (R-MO) spoke to NEC members at a Congressional Roundtable hosted by the Hampshire House in Boston.  He is pictured here with Capt. Elizabeth Stevenson of Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
Congressional Roundtable with
Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer
Rep. Luetkemeyer, a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, discussed efforts underway in the House to alleviate the regulatory burdens on financial institutions.  He is pictured here with Board Member Ken Robinson of Citizens Bank. 
NEC Staff Announcement

Katelyn Hamilton Joins NEC as Administrative & Communications Specialist
The New England Council is pleased to introduce the newest member of our team, Katelyn Hamilton. Katelyn joined the Council on August 21 as our new Administrative & Communications Specialist. Based in the Boston office, Katelyn's responsibilities include providing administrative support to our President and CEO, assisting the Council's membership and events staff, and supporting the Council's online communications efforts, including maintaining our website and updating the NEC's various social media channels. Katelyn is an Arlington, MA, native, and a recent graduate of Colby College in Waterville, ME, where she majored in Government. Katelyn previously completed internships at NEC member Steward Healthcare, and with the Massachusetts Business Roundtable. She can be reached in the Boston office at (617) 723-4009 or at
Save the Date: 2017 Annual Dinner
New Englanders of the Year to be Honored on October 30, 2017
The New England Council's 2017 Annual Dinner will take place on the evening of Monday, October 30, 2017, at the Seaport Hotel/World Trade Center in Boston.  The event will begin with a reception at 4:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the presentation of the 2017 New Englander of the Year Awards at 6:00 p.m.

A variety of sponsorship opportunities are still available, as are individual tickets.  Please contact Larry Zabar at (617) 723-4009 or for more information.

Stay tuned for the announcement of our 2017 New Engenders of the Year in the coming weeks!
Council Event to Highlight Federal Resources for Trade
Opportunities with Federal Trade Agencies
On September 7, 2017, The New England Council--in partnership with a number of other regional business association--will host a special event highlighting the federal government resources available to New England businesses interested in increasing exports, as well as accessing and investing in foreign markets. 

The event will feature presentations and a panel discussion with representatives of several key federal agencies who support U.S. trade activity: 
The event will take place from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the Hampshire House in Boston.  If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Taylor Pichette or Peter Phipps.
Last Call for Partnership Directory Submissions
Updated Talent Pipeline Partnership Directory to be Released this Fall
Last October, The New England Council released the first edition of "Partnerships for the Talent Pipeline: Directory of New England Higher Education & Industry Partnerships," which highlights examples of industry-education partnerships in New England aimed at developing the region's talent pipeline and closing the skills gap.

We are now in the final stages of preparing an updated second edition of the directory to be released this fall, and are issuing a last call for submissions from NEC members of programs to include in the updated second edition. Examples of the types of partnerships we would like to highlight include apprenticeships, enhanced internships, professional mentoring, and curriculum development initiatives.  Of particular interest are programs focused on:
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Energy and CleanTech
  • FinTech (Financial Technology)
  • Medical/Health Sciences
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • Software Development
Once the updated directory is completed, it will be shared with our entire membership, as well as the New England Congressional delegation and other policymakers and stakeholders.  We hope that the directory will continue to be a useful resource and will encourage employers and educational institutions to continue to pursue and expand partnership initiatives that develop our region's talent pipeline.  Please contact either Taylor Pichette or Emily Heisig if you have any questions.
Policy Committee Updates
Financial Services Committee
On August 10, 2017, members of the Financial Services Committee participated in a conference call briefing with senior staff on the Senate Banking Committee, who provided updates on key legislative matters before the committee in the coming months, including the status of efforts on financial regulatory relief and housing finance reform efforts.
Energy & Environment Committee
The Energy & Environment Committee will hold a meeting focused on energy storage on Tuesday, September 26, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Holland & Knight in Boston. The meeting will focus on energy storage initiatives underway int he New England region.   Contact Sean Malone for more information.  
Healthcare Committee
The Healthcare Committee will hold a meeting on Monday, September 18, 2017, from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at The Hampshire House in Boston.  The meeting will include an update on and discussion of the Affordable Care Act repeal and replacement efforts in Congress. The committee will also discuss other ideas for upcoming activities.  Contact Sean Malone for more information. 
Member News from our Blog
Membership Update
August New Members
Please join us in welcoming the following new members who joined the Council during the month of August 2017: